Daytime Soap Clip: Will gets uncomfortable during heart-to-heart chat with his grandmother Marlena
Even though I’ve never been a regular viewer of Days of Our Lives, even I know that Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans is as critical to the show as Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane was to All My Children.
But someone, who has probably since been fired, wrote the actress and the character out a few years ago in a cost-cutting move.
Ratings have never recovered and someone had the good sense to bring Miss Hall back in the role she had previously played for 29 years.
So why do we care?
Because Marlena is Will Horton’s grandmother and Will, played so well by Chandler Massey, is on the verge of coming to terms with being gay.
His grandmother seems to be the ideal character to help him sort through his feelings.
There’s something so special about my relationship with that boy,” Marlena tells Will’s girlfriend Gabby who later discusses with her friends how she and Will have not had sex since their first and only time.
Cut to Will and grandma having a heart-to-heart chat. She brings up his letters to her and says: “You know, you can talk to me about anything.”
“I’ve been feeling a little confused,” Will admits to Marlena.
When she presses about what he might be confused about, Will clams up and bolts from the table.
Meanwhile, the show’s one out and proud character of Sonny (Freddie Smith) is stuck in a truly boring website storyline. The poor actors!
Trust me DOOL writers, no one cares.